Excerpt: I recently got this camera (the silver version) and I really like it. I have a huge DSLR that I love, but sometimes you just want a little camera to throw in your purse or pocket and not lug anything. This camera is very small and thin and has a huge viewfinder. It's very easy to use. Only a few settings are confusing like the face or smile recognition. I love the latter. It can actually tell when someone smiles and snaps the shutter as soon as the smile happens.
Excerpt: not real complicated, easy to learn, nice zoom feature, love the screen - a little short for on-board memory and then sony cops a baditude and makes you purchase their proprietary extras, like memory...
Excerpt: I bought this camera about a little over a year ago, around December of 2009. I had upgraded my 4.1 megapixel to 12.1 megapixel, wow what a big gap haha. Definitely awesome, I love it so much, it is still working very well now, no problems whatsoever, I keep it very nice, no scratches, dents, etc. It takes very clear photos, awesome lighting, very adjustable, and the pictures come out really nice when I take it to Rite Aid or CVS to print.
Summary: I am loving this camera. It's easy to use, compact and the picture quality is really good. If you want something with excellent quality, try a SRL, which I switch back to my SRL occationally, but this is just a great size.
Excerpt: to me this is one of the best point and shoots for 12 megapixels out there . Nothing fantastic but everything very good. The colors are very nice, The cameras ability to sometimes take shots close to a dslr amazes. Problems: the zoom and the shot to shot time could be a tad faster. I especially wish the zoom was a bit faster.
Summary: I got this camera as a gift and I think that this camera is cheap(price), but the quality is pretty good. This camera has a pretty decent picture quality, and video quality. It has a large lcd screen, but the bad part is that it covers up the area where a viewfinder usually is. there are plenty of feature, some that I don't even need, but is fun to play with. There are not many things that are bad, only the missing viewfinder and that it only uses pro duo memory cards.
Summary: I bought this camera when I started having problems with my old sony camera. I was disappointed that Sony does not make cameras with view finders anymore. But I thought I would try it anyways with a trip in Africa. With no view finder it was hard to take pictures out side and not sure what you were taking half the time. A view finder is a must. Some confussion on when I wanted to have the flash on with back light like with a sunset and figure in front.
Summary: I started using it the next day after receive it. My old camera was a cybershot, therefore there is no much difference in the ease of use. I like it, it is very portable. I would like the battery to last longer, if you record video, consumes the power faster...anyway, nice pictures, easy to use, good features. It worth the price.
Summary: Its good given the ease of use. It also has big screen. So you need to be aware that it causes a dent on the battery life compared to previous small screen versions. Also, I heard SONY realized now that the pro duo card non-compatibility issue is real fact and that they are gonna stop those versions in future products - a good move! Camera has some in-built image processing that makes its use really easy and robust.